Sonic Youth Slept on My Floor; Music, Manchester & More
A special event to mark the publication of Hacienda resident DJ Dave Haslam’s new book; entitled 'Sonic Youth Slept on My Floor; Music, Manchester & More', a memoir of his life and work in some of the most interesting corners of contemporary culture.
Dave will be joined at the event by the journalist/writer Paul Morley. After an audience Q&A, the evening will conclude with a book signing (copies of books by Dave and Paul will be available to buy on the night).
In his new book, Haslam documents encounters with inspiring characters including Tony Wilson, Nile Rodgers, Terry Hall, Neneh Cherry, Tracey Thorn, John Peel, Mark E Smith, Ian Brown, and John Lydon. Morrissey comes to tea; he meets writers including Raymond Carver and Jonathan Franzen; he discusses masturbation with Viv Albertine; he has a gun pulled on him at the Hacienda, a drug dealer threatens to slit his throat; and Sonic Youth sleep on his floor. It’s a masterful insider account of the Hacienda, the rise of Madchester and the birth of the rave era. And so much more...
Paul Morley made his mark in at ‘NME’ from the late 1970s, championing Joy Division in the in particular. But his life and career have taken numerous other intriguing twists, including his A&R and marketing role in Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s career. His interviews and views on music have featured in magazines and the broadcast media for three decades. His recent books include ‘The North (And Almost Everything In It)’, and an acclaimed biography of Bowie. If all this isn’t enough to discuss, Morley is currently in the process of writing a book about Anthony H Wilson.